Fred Hammond Net Worth

Fred Hammond Net Worth is
$500 Thousand

Fred Hammond Biography

Frederick William “Fred” Hammond was born on the 27th December 1960, in Detroit, Michigan USA. He is a gospel singer, songwriter, and player of the bass guitar, who is probably best known for being a former member of The Commissioned, a gospel group. He is also recognized for being a record producer, the founder and CEO of Face to Face Productions. Besides that, he is the founder of his own record label Hammond Family Entertainment.

Have you ever wondered how rich Fred Hammond is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Fred’s net worth is as high as $500,000, which has been accumulated through his successful involvement in the music industry as a gospel singer and record producer.

Fred Hammond Net Worth $500,000

Fred Hammond is the son of Mildred Hammond; he was raised with two brothers in a church-going family in a neighborhood where religion and music were very dominant. So, from an early age, he was interested in music, and when he was 17 years old, Fred started to attend bass guitar classes. After he matriculated from high school, he served in the US Army together with friend Michael Jones, and when they discharged, they began their careers in the music industry.

Fred`s music career began in the early 1980s, when he became a member of the gospel group The Winans; however, he left the group, and joined another gospel lineup called The Commissioned, one of the six founding members alongside Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Michael Williams and Karl Reid. Their first album came out in 1985, entitled “I’m Going On”, reaching No. 11 on the US Billboard Top Gospel chart, and so encouraging the band to continue working on their music. The second album came out the following year, entitled “Go Tell Somebody”, which reached No. 2 on the US Billboard Top Gospel chart – the sales of the first two albums increased Fred`s net worth by a large margin.

He stayed with the group until 1994, as they releasedsix more albums, including “Will You Be Ready?” (1988), “State of Mind” (1990), “Number 7” (1991), and “Matters Of The Heart” (1994). However, Fred returned to The Commissioned in 2002, releasing two more albums with the group, “The Commissioned Reunion Live”, and “Praise & Worship” (2006), which also added a lot to his net worth. Meantime, he started a solo career, founding a group on his own, entitled Radical For Christ, with which he has released four albums, including “The Spirit of David” (1995), “The Inner Court” (1995) and “Purpose By Design” (2000), all of which have added to his net worth, as the albums have been sold in tens of millions all over the world.

Furthermore, Fred has also released several albums as a solo act. His debut solo release came out in 2001 entitled “In Case You Missed It….And Then Some”, followed by the release of albums such as “Free to Worship” (2006), “Love Unstoppable” (2009), and his latest release “I Will Trust” (2014), increasing further his net worth.

Thanks to his skills, Fred Hammond has won numerous prestigious awards, including a Grammy Award in the category Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for “Free To Worship”, and Stellar Awards in the category Male Vocalist of the Year for the work on album “Purpose By Design” by his group Radical For Christ, among others. Speaking about his personal life, Fred Hammond was married to Kim Hammond from 1986 to 2004; they are the parents of two children – one of whom is adopted.

Full NameFred Hammond
Net Worth$500 Thousand
Date Of Birth1960-12-27
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, USA
ProfessionCamera Department
SpouseKim Hammond
ChildrenBreeAnn Hammond, Darius Hammond
ParentsMildred Hammond
SiblingsDave Hammond, Ray Hammond Jr., I Will Trust, No Weapon, They That Wait
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Gospel Song, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song, Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist, I Will Trust, N...
MoviesThe Gospel, Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher, Shakin' the House: Live in L.A., Gotta Have Gospel Gold, The Rance Allen Group: The Live Experience, Commissioned: The Commissioned Reunion: Live, Verity Records: The First Decade, Fred Hammond and Radical for Christ: Purpose By Design, Apollo at...
1In 1993, I had a vision. I saw the Lord seated on the throne and at his left hand was a vault. He opened the vault and inside were songs. And the Lord said to me, "These are my favorite songs. These are the songs that minister to Me and bless my people. And I will pour them out into the earth... some to you and some to others. Watch what I will do.
1Has one daughter BreeAnn with his ex-wife Kim, and adopted a boy named Darius a.k.a. "Bubba.".
2When he started Commissioned, the group consisted of 6 members; 3 singers (Karl Reid, Keith Staten & Mitchell Jones) and 3 musicians (Fred Hammond, Michael Williams & Michael Brooks.) Fred doubled as a musician and singer; playing bass and singing at the same time. Michael Brooks was the Keyboardist and Michael Williams, the drummer. Eventually, Commissioned took on two extra musicians to tour with them. Brothers Earl Wright (Keyboards) and Michael Wright (Guitar). Keith Staten and Michael Brooks left the group in 1990 and 3 new members were brought on. Marvin Sapp took Keith's place as a vocalist and Maxx Frank & Eddie Howard Jr. became the Keyboardist and Organist for the group. (bringing the group 7 Members) After Eddie Howard left the group, Fred brought on two more keyboardists for the group's live performances; Producers Tommie Walker and Noel Hall. After Fred left Commissioned in 1995, Tommie Walker and Noel Hall went with him to become apart of Radical for Christ. Noel Hall served as Fred's musical director for 6 years as well as song writing and producing. Tommie walker played Aux keys and worked alongside Fred Producing and song writing as well.
3His last name Hammond, is his adopted name from his step-father Raymond Hammond. Before his birth, his mother Mildred was married to another man and became involved in an extra-marital affair which lead to her pregnancy with Fred. Her first husband left her. On a Radio show with Donnie McClurkin, Fred revealed that his mother had shared a dark secret with him before her death. After her first husband left her, she attempted to have Fred aborted. In 1960, she went to an illegal abortion clinic and had the procedure done. When it failed, she informed the clinic and rescheduled an appointment to "correct mistake." After a failed second attempt, she took this as a sign from God that this baby was supposed to be born and left the clinic. She gave birth to Fred in 1961. Some time after he was born, she married Raymond Hammond and gave birth to two sons Raymond Jr. and Dave. Raymond Sr. died of bowel cancer at the age of 32, when Fred was only 8 years old.
4For each album that he has recorded, Fred laid down the bass tracks for most of the songs himself in the studio, but for live performances had another bass player.
5He has won 6 Dove awards, 4 Stellar awards and one Grammy. He was been nominated 19 times for the Stellar Awards, 12 times for The Grammy's and once for the Soul Train awards.


I'm in Love with a Church Girl2013writer: "Forever I'll Praise"
Idols!2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Second Chance2006performer: "I'M GLAD ABOUT IT" / writer: "I'M GLAD ABOUT IT"
The Gospel2005performer: "All Thing's Are Working The Gospel Remix" / writer: "All Thing's Are Working The Gospel Remix"
Left Behind: The Movie2000Video performer: "Can't Wait for You to Return" / writer: "Can't Wait for You to Return"


A Woman's Worth2012/Iexecutive producer
Fred Hammond's Christmas... Who Needs It2007Video executive producer
The Gospel2005co-executive producer


A Woman's Worth2012/IJ.B. Wilson
Fred Hammond's Christmas... Who Needs It2007VideoJames Jonathan Zaxby


Fred Hammond's Christmas... Who Needs It2007Video


Fred Hammond's Christmas... Who Needs It2007Video co-director


Fred Hammond's Christmas... Who Needs It2007Video

Production Designer

Fred Hammond's Christmas... Who Needs It2007Video

Transportation Department

To End All Wars2001production driver


Covered-Alive in Asia2016DocumentaryHimself
Praise the Lord2015TV SeriesHimself
Celebration of Gospel2012TV MovieHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
T.D. Jakes Presents MegaFest: Let It Flow2006TV MovieHimself
21st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Gospel2005Himself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Higher Ground: Voices of Contemporary Gospel Music2004Video documentaryHimself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls2004TV MovieHimself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV SpecialHimself
17th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Parkers2001TV SeriesHimself
Say Yes1986TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee

Nominated Awards

2015BET AwardBET AwardsBest Gospel Artist
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)Album: "I Will Trust"

Known for movies

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